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Colorado Springs Smoking Increases Body Pain Particularly Spine Pain

Smoking. We know it’s bad. Smoking is bad. The body does not like it. Your spine really does not like it! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR loves your spine and offers Colorado Springs chiropractic care for your spine. You love your spine or at least need it! Do what you can to keep your spine healthy. Let The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR take care of your spine when it needs some special attention to re-discover its healthy state. Step one toward health for a Colorado Springs smoker suffering with back pain may necessitate a chiropractic treatment plan that incorporates a plan to quit smoking.


Researchers are curious about issues linked to smoking. In a review of 7547 patients who went through back surgery, they found that 18% were smokers. The researchers observed that contrasted with the non-smokers, the smokers were younger, male, nondiabetic, and nonobese. Patients in this group who have coronary artery disease were more apt to be smokers. Smokers who had lumbar spine back surgery presented initially more with leg pain than back pain and disability. Their employment, insurance/uninsured, and education status were also related to smoking status. Interestingly though, smoking status didn’t influence the disability status at a year after back surgery. (1) Altering such risk factors work equally well for smokers and nonsmokers luckily. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR would encourage a Colorado Springs smoker dealing with Colorado Springs back pain to stop smoking.


The body knows what’s good for it…and what’s not. Smoking isn’t. Examining 2307 smokers and non-smokers, researchers found that smoking is most strongly associated with spine pain. Headache, trunk pain and limb pain followed. Active smoking is linked to pain in every part of the body. The spine and head bear the brunt of the painful effect though. If a smoker does not like pain, you’ll want to consider stop smoking! (2) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is with you to support your attempt to stop smoking when you’re ready.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Silke Laub of chiropractic’s contribution to palliative care of a cancer patient with neuropathic pain due to chemotherapy. Dr. Michael Johnson of The Back Doctors Podcast highlighted the supportive side of chiropractic care and Cox® Technic for patients with spine related pain.

Schedule your next Colorado Springs chiropractic visit with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. Smoking is a risk factor for more pain. Smoking is really bothersome to the spine. Being the Colorado Springs back pain specialist, your Colorado Springs chiropractor is here to relieve back pain and support any means you decide to try to decrease your back pain. 

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR explains that smoking intensifies the pain experience especially spine pain and headache. 
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